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DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.

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  1. Sep 18, 2009 #1 of 1021
    Doug Brott

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    Important Note:

    Please, DO NOT CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT about this version.
    Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

    The Contents of this Download: (Differences based on previous version)

    Please subscribe to the Extra, Extra! thread for news about DIRECTV2PC updates.

    Download v5717
    Download DIRECTV2PC Playback Advisor

    New features
    • No new features since last version

    Improved/Updated
    • Crash on ATSC channels

    Notes
    • Please use your existing DIRECTV2PC key .. If you do not have one, please complete the Beta Download process @ http://www.directv.com/directv2pc
    • New Codecs may be download & installed as part of the setup/activation process after installation.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2009 #2 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Win7, uninstalled and installed fine/normal.
    Played SD, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-4 HD
    All had "slight" frame drops/stalls. I needed to look close to see them and they weren't that frequent, but were there.
    This ATI video card has 512 RAM. This should be enough to run this app.
    If this isn't enough to run this app smoothly, I think the app should be improved so it is.
    "I used to" be able to play back recordings on my old nVidia 6600 [with 128] with the versions that didn't support dual monitors. Since dual monitor support, I "spilt" the twin [SLI] cards for dual monitor and have seen playback be worse. With the last version, even changing back to SLI [single monitor mode, with both cards "strapped" together] didn't help playback.
    Since I'm seeing some of this on this PC with a "good advisor" report, it seems this app needs to be improved to get back to where it "used to be".
     
  3. Sep 18, 2009 #3 of 1021
    dettxw

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    Dang, and I was just home swapping out the Xterra for the cycle!
    Oh well, I'll get it tonight.
    I was having trouble with the random OTA playback, looks like they've addressed this problem.
    Code:
    
    
     
  4. Sep 18, 2009 #4 of 1021
    kbxm

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    Problem: Installed fine, but trying to view ANY recorded program results in this message:

    "The video's audio is protected and requires and audio output driver with HDCP support; changing the audio output to analog might allow audio playback"

    I'm running analog all the way through and have the latest drivers on the PC that support HDCP.

    What do I have to fix? I could get another version, but it seems that I can't re-use the keys. I tried my "current" key and it told me that the key had already been used,
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 #5 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    What version of windows?
    If Vista/Win7, you can click on the speaker icon and disable the digital output [device]. Even if you're not using it, without a sound driver that supports HDCP, it gives this error, if not disabled.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2009 #6 of 1021
    smitmor

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    Playback Advisor passes, but I get this error when I try to play anything.

    DIRECTV2PC cannot display this video because your graphics card does not currently support screen capture protection for protected content. Try updating your graphics card driver or modify your driver settings.

    Hardware is a Dell XPS M1530 running Windows 7.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 #7 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Some common errors:

    [​IMG]

    This is normally a network/DVR problem and resetting/rebooting the DVR has resolved this for me.

    [​IMG]

    This is the HDCP error for video card/monitor
    Updating your video driver may resolve this or changing over to the analog VGA connection works.

    [​IMG]

    This is the HDCP error for audio and few audio chip makers/drivers support HDCP. Realtek does.

    If you're running Vista or Win7, click on the speaker icon and select playback devices

    [​IMG]

    Change this to this:

    [​IMG]

    We don't currently have a "fix" for XP, so disabling your current sound chip and installing a $10 sound card without the digital output, is about all you can do.

    Now that we have MRV if someone is using the MRV from a DVR you will get this:

    [​IMG]
     

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  8. Sep 18, 2009 #8 of 1021
    RAD

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    I don't have the same ATSC recording that crashing it last version but checked another one that was recorded from the same station and it played OK.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2009 #9 of 1021
    Golfman

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    Uninstalled last version and downloaded the new version with no problems. However when I start app it again hangs up when asking for a "CD KEY".

    Never saw this before the last version but it stops me dead in the water.

    See post #127 in DIRECTV2PC v5708 - Issues & Discussion thread
     
  10. Sep 18, 2009 #10 of 1021
    steveken

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    I see the same crap as usual is going on. I downloaded this new version and installed it. Upon installation I entered one of my two activation keys that I received at my primary email address back in October 08 only to be told that the maximum uses of the key has already been met.

    This is the same exact message I have always gotten on every single version of DirecTV2PC that I have tried to download and install. Each time it tells me I can't use one of the valid keys I have been given in the past, I have to go and request a new one with another email address of mine. When I try to use my primary email address again, I get the message:

    "Dear DIRECTV Customer,

    You have exceeded the maximum number of requests for a DIRECTV2PCTM application activation key using this email address; the maximum number is two. Please use one of the activation keys previously emailed to you.

    If you are updating your product to a newer version, please use the the activation key previously emailed to you.

    If you need additional keys or you have been installing the DIRECTV2PC application unsuccessfully, please download the file again using a different email address and we will send a new activation key to you.

    Thank you,
    DIRECTV"

    Well, thats just crappy because if you don't have a ton of email addresses, you are pretty much out of luck.

    I am down to one last address and one final request for another key. If this continues to happen with each subsequent release of the software, I am going to have to invent new email addresses to use and set them up. I don't think I should have to. I think that if you are given an activation key, it should continue to work for more than one activation on a product. The way it is now is ridiculous.

    Is this problem ever going to be fixed? Or are we just going to have to keep doing this workaround to get a valid key for each new version that is released?
     
  11. Sep 18, 2009 #11 of 1021
    steveken

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    Hmm, not for me. Had to request yet another key. Pissing me off frankly. :)


    I am using a 6600 with 128MB ram right now and its working just fine. It is a passively cooled card too that suffers from overheating. I am about to upgrade it to a "SAPPHIRE 100254HDMI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail" from NewEgg.com.
     
  12. Sep 18, 2009 #12 of 1021
    kbxm

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    XP and Vista.

    The fix worked for Vista, I'll see what I can find for XP.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2009 #13 of 1021
    kbxm

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    Agreed. It should be able to pull the key from the currently installed software or accept the old key with the new install. I've been making up hotmail accounts to get the keys since I've had to get new ones every time.
     
  14. Sep 18, 2009 #14 of 1021
    Stuart Sweet

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    Technically this is beta software. When it goes "1.0" there will be an update server, but for now you have to keep entering the key because it's uninstalling every time.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2009 #15 of 1021
    steveken

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    Its not a question of why are we having to enter the key. Its more of a question of why it isn't accepting keys previously assigned like it says it will.
     
  16. Sep 18, 2009 #16 of 1021
    steveken

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    I keep getting "The receiver is not responding. Please check the connection and then try again." each time I try to play things off of HD channels. The first thing I played was from 297 and it played fine, but then I chose to play something from 296 HD and 292 HD and they give that message. Haven't had a chance to play anything else yet. I will post if any other problems pop up.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2009 #17 of 1021
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    I have two questions. One is what option should I choose for the ffdshow. What should i be choosing? Do or don't use? just this once or always?


    After I randomly choose an option to that request I get.



    Directv2pc cannot play the video content because your computer or monitor does not support playback of protected content.


    ok now what?


    I am running Win XP SP3. I have a samsung LCD display with DVI connection to a Radeon X1650 video card.
     
  18. Sep 18, 2009 #18 of 1021
    PhilS

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    Works fine for me. Using Windows 7 RC X64. Used existing key.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2009 #19 of 1021
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    While I didn't get any kind of prompt asking me to configure my ffdshow codecs (mines were installed via "Pixie Pack" which came bundled with a program called TuneBite) I did get the same nasty surprise message about my computer or monitor not being HDCP compatible.

    Well... not totally surprised since the monitor, a Dell 2007FP connected by DVI to an XFX 7900GTX is indeed not HDCP compatable. But I thought this was only necessary for playing shows like movies recorded off the premium channels or some other. However, unlike with the earlier versions of DIRECTV2PC this version prevents me from viewing anything. :(

    Can't afford a new monitor right now though. Certainly not just to accommodate this one application anyhow. :nono2:
     
  20. Sep 18, 2009 #20 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    ffdshow hasn't made a difference with "using or not", so might as well say "no".
    The ATI 1650 may be a bit lite, as the x1800 & x1900 are the minimum [in the FAQs].
    Too bad you didn't get the Dell 2007 WFP, which supports HDCP.

    For those with video HDCP issues, there is always analog VGA connecting.
     
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